Yevgeny Nazdratenko

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Yevgeny Nazdratenko with Vladimir Putin, 2000

Yevgeny Ivanovich Nazdratenko (Russian: Евге́ний Ива́нович Наздрате́нко) (b. February 16, 1949 on board of a ship in the area of Severo-Kurilsk, Sakhalin Oblast) is a Russian politician.

In 1983, he graduated from the Far Eastern Technological Institute where he specialized in economics.

Nazdratenko was a Governor of Primorsky Krai from 1993[1] until his resignation on February 5, 2001 following a heart attack.[2] It was speculated that he was forced to resign from his office, as he was blamed for an energy crisis.[3]

Nazdratenko was appointed deputy secretary of the Security Council of Russia in 2003.[4]

Nazdratenko is married and has two sons.


  1. ^ "Russia's wild east.(outspoken nationalist governor Yevgeny Nazdratenko in Russia's Far East)". The Economist. Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Putin fires energy minister". BBC News. 5 February 2001. Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
  3. ^ Cockburn, Patrick (6 February 2001). "Putin fires minister over power crisis in Far East". London: The Independent. Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Putin finds place for Kasyanov's arch-foe". Center for Defense Information. Retrieved 16 May 2011. 
Preceded by
Vladimir Sergeyevich Kuznetsov
Governor of Primorsky Krai
May 24, 1993–February 5, 2001
Succeeded by
Konstantin Tolstoshein (acting)